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Ceflox 250mg (Ciprofloxacin)

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Product Information

 

Cefox 250 is a brand of antibacterial medication that contains 250mg of the antibiotic Ciprofloxacin. This antibiotic belongs to a group of drugs called fluoroquinolones. Ciprofloxacin is a broad-spectrum antibiotic that is used in the treatment of a wide variety of bacterial infections caused by gram-negative and gram-positive bacteria, such as urine infections, respiratory infections, bone and joint infections, sexually transmitted infections, skin infections, and digestive system infections. This antibiotic is also used to treat patients exposed to anthrax and other plagues.

 

Ciprofloxacin exerts its bactericidal action by inhibiting the enzymes needed for the replication, repair, recombination, and transcription of bacterial DNA. Antibacterials like Cefox are not effective against viral infections.

 

Manufacturer

 

Cefox 250 is manufactured by Laborat Ltd

 

Dosage

 

A tablet of Cefox 250 must be swallowed whole with a drink of water. It is best to take extra fluids each day while on Ciprofloxacin therapy. It may be taken with or without food but avoid dairy products like milk or yogurt and calcium containing juices two hours before or after taking Ciprofloxacin for it will affect the drug’s efficacy. Tablets is best taken at same times each day to help in remembering when to take. Skipping doses may increase the risk of further infection and developing resistant bacteria to antibiotics. Full course of treatment must be completed, even if symptoms begin to improve.

 

Cefox 250 must be taken exactly as prescribed by a physician. Dosage may vary per patient for it will depend on the type of infection to be treated, patient age, other medical conditions, and other factors. Below are the usual recommended dosages of Ciprofloxacin for various infections:

 

Urinary Tract Infections

  • Acute uncomplicated – 250mg every 12 hours for 3 days
  • Mild to moderate – 250mg every 12 hours for 7 to 14 days
  • Severe or complicated – 500mg every 12 hours for 7 to 14 days

Fluoroquinolones should be reserved for patients without other treatment options for uncomplicated urinary tract infections.

 

Lower Respiratory Tract Infections

  • Mild to moderate – 500mg every 12 hours for 7 to 14 days
  • Severe or complicated – 750mg every 12 hours for 7 to 14 days

 

Acute Sinusitis

  • Mild to moderate – 500mg every 12 hours for 10 days

Fluoroquinolones should be reserved for patients without other treatment options for uncomplicated acute sinusitis.

 

Bone and Joint Infections

  • Mild to moderate – 500mg every 12 hours for about 4-6 weeks
  • Severe/complicated – 750mg every 12 hours for about 4 to 6 weeks

 

Skin/Skin structure Infections

  • Mild to moderate – 500mg every 12 hours for 7 to 14 days
  • Severe/complicated – 750mg every 12 hours for 7 to 14 days

 

Infectious Diarrhea

  • Mild, moderate, or severe – 500mg every 12 hours for 5 to 7 days

 

Intra-abdominal Infections

  • Complicated – 500mg every 12 hours for 7 to 14 days

 

Urethral and Cervical Gonococcal Infections

  • Uncomplicated – 250 to 500mg once

 

Anthrax Infection

  • Inhalation and cutaneous exposure – 500mg by mouth every 12 hours for 60 days

 

Plague due to Yersinia pestis

  • 500 to 750mg every 12 hours for 14 days

 

Contraindications

 

Cefox is contraindicated to patients who are allergic to the active ingredient Ciprofloxacin, to any of the tablet’s ingredients, and to any antibiotic belonging to the quinolone class of antibacterials.

 

Cefox is also contraindicated to patients taking Tizanidine and Filbanserin. Ciprofloxacin increases the levels or effects of these two drugs.

 

Any fluoroquinolones must be avoided by patients with known history of myasthenia gravis. The medication may worsen muscle weakness in patients with myasthenia gravis.

 

 

 

 

Side effects

 

Cefox may cause side effects but not all patients will have the same experiences with the medication. Cefox may cause the following common side effects:

  • nausea
  • vomiting
  • dizziness
  • drowsiness
  • diarrhea

 

Cefox may also cause serious side effects. Patients are advised to stop the use of Cefox and notify healthcare providers if any of the symptoms occur:

  • severe diarrhea that is bloody or watery
  • headache with chest pain, severe dizziness, fainting, fast or pounding heartbeat
  • muscle pain or weakness
  • seizure
  • first sign or skin rash
  • nerve symptoms – numbness, weakness, tingling, burning, pain, sensitivity to temperature, light touch, or sense of body position
  • changes in mood or behavior – confusion, hallucination, depression, anxiousness, agitation, tremors, insomnia, nightmares, and other unusual thoughts or behavior
  • signs of liver problems – upper stomach pain, appetite loss, jaundice, dark urine, clay-colored stools
  • signs of tendon rupture – sudden pain, swelling, tenderness, stiffness, bruising, movement problems, snapping or popping sound in any of the joints
  • signs of severe skin reaction – skin pain followed by red or purple rash spreading in the face and body, causing blisters and peeling
  • signs of increased skull pressure – severe headache, dizziness, nausea, pain behind the eyes, vision problems, ringing in ears

 

The lists above are not complete, refer to drug leaflet or talk to a healthcare provider.

 

Warnings and Precautions

 

A patient must first discuss all other health problems and medications with a doctor before taking Cefox. Informing the doctor if any of the following apply will help determine the safe use of the antibiotic:

  • liver or kidney problem
  • history of seizures
  • diabetes
  • low blood potassium level
  • heart rhythm disorder
  • condition called pseudotumor cerebri
  • tendon problems, arthritis or other joint problems
  • history of myasthenia gravis or other nerve-muscle disorder
  • history of head injury or brain tumor
  • history of long QT syndrome

 

Cefox may interact with the following medications:

  • antacids containing calcium, magnesium, or aluminum
  • sucralfate and other ulcer medications
  • didanosine
  • supplements containing calcium, iron, or zinc
  • diuretics
  • heart rhythm medications
  • NSAIDs
  • Depression or mental illness medications
  • Cyslosporine, methotrexate, sildenafil, theophylline, phenytoin

This is not a complete list of drug interaction.

 

Ciprofloxacin may cause tearing or swelling or a tendon especially the Achilles’s tendon of the heel. This may occur during treatment or several months after treatment discontinuation. Patients over the age of 60, taking steroid medications, or had a heart, kidney, or lung transplant are at higher risk.

 

Ciprofloxacin is under Pregnancy Category C – animal studies have shown fetal risk, but human studies are not adequate. It should only be used by pregnant women if clearly needed and if benefits outweigh the risks. This drug passes into breast milk. It is best to avoid breastfeeding while taking this medication.

 

Cefox and Caffeine

 

Avoid caffeine-contaning products because Ciprofloxacin may increase the effects of caffeine.